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Wildfires destroy homes, take lives and livelihoods in Oklahoma

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:56
  According to the latest situation report from the Oklahoma Forestry Services website, two major wildfire complexes have burned more than 350,000 acres over the past week, and are only partially under control. The 34 Complex fire in Woodward
Categories: Wildland Fire

Raise awareness, get involved in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Be a part of something bigger!  

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:17
Have you ever felt like you just don’t know how to get started, improving the wildfire safety of your community?  You know that you need to do something, but just don’t know how to begin taking action that will make a difference when you
Categories: Wildland Fire

Two excellent wildfire learning resources now available from the USDA Forest Service

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 03:03
A very interesting read on the growth of the wildland-urban interface from scientists with the USDA Forest Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now available. Scientists tracked changes in the nation’s WUI over a 20-year time span
Categories: Wildland Fire

The staggering cost of wildfire recovery in Northern California

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:08
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services posted a remarkable article on their website last week.  This article, Signs of Recovery Show Six Months After Most Destructive Wildfires in California History, Debris Removal Reaches
Categories: Wildland Fire

New resource features checklist to track individual home ignition zone accomplishments

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 03:07
  Get detailed information in our new Reducing Wildfire Risks in the Home Ignition Zone foldout poster that will assist in planning your wildfire risk reduction projects. The format includes detailed actions that all residents with a wildfire
Categories: Wildland Fire

Eat cake and celebrate 277 Firewise USA™ sites milestone achievements

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:06
In my family, we are always looking for reasons to eat cake. Celebrations of all sizes work equally well for us; so I’m very excited that I can indulge in a big slice tonight as a nod to the 277 Firewise USA™ sites that recently reached a 5,
Categories: Wildland Fire

Wildfires and preparedness aren't limited to a season

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:09
  On April 1 the National Interagency Fire Center’s (NIFC’s) Predictive Services issued their newest National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for April, May, June, and July 2018.  Some key takeaways are during
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New Jersey takes a unique approach to Firewise USA™ and wildfire risk reduction

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 07:52
Being born and raised in the West, I would never have expected to see the vast amount of rural forested area that I witnessed, of all places, in New Jersey.  But there it was, miles of trees, with developments nestled within it for as far as the eye
Categories: Wildland Fire

What South African Firewise sites can teach us about community risk reduction

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:49
In mid-March, NFPA visited with its wildfire partners in South Africa to attend a capstone event recognizing 10-years of UN Development Program funding of the Fynbos Fire Project that promoted integrated fire management for wildfire risk reduction across
Categories: Wildland Fire

Will you be a part of FEMA’s new strategic plan?

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 09:17
I participated in a very brief update from FEMA, which was mainly a question and answer period about FEMA’s new strategic plan.  This new plan is part of FEMA’s long range plan to help create a more resilient nation.  There are 3
Categories: Wildland Fire